Xhaferi Convenes Urgent Coordination Meeting After Incident at Parliament

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, convened an urgent coordination meeting to which all coordinators and representatives of the political parties at Parliament were invited. Although invited, representatives of the opposition parties VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance of Albanians were not present. At the coordination it was concluded that the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure provide all opportunities for the work of Parliament and do not allow violence in any form. The coordination also concluded that the citizens themselves will judge from the recordings that are circulating on social networks from the incident at the session of the Committee on European Affairs. Namely, chaos and tensions culminated in a physical altercation. The quarrel between the MPs from the government and their colleagues from VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance of Albanians escalated, due to proposal to extending working life to 67 years so that 60 judges and 13 prosecutors can remain working. To the action by MP Antonio Milisoski to turn off the microphone, the President of the Commission Arber Ademi responded with insults, banging on the table and throwing glasses and bottles of water at the gathered MPs. VMRO-DPMNE accused the MP Arber Ademi from DUI for violent behaviour and insults in the Parliament. They also published a video from the incident.